How to get out of Africa?

Will Saxon WillS at
Mon Jan 26 16:28:58 PST 2004

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-freebsd-questions at
> [mailto:owner-freebsd-questions at]On Behalf Of 
> Wayne M Barnes
> Sent: Tuesday, October 21, 2003 2:25 PM
> To: freebsd-questions at
> Subject: How to get out of Africa?
> Dear FreeBSD,
>    During installation, I accidentally hit Africa for my timezone.
>    I have looked all over the documentation, and I cannot find
> out to reset my time zone.
>    Does anybody else know?  I installed 5.1 from the CD.

I think that you can copy the file that matches your timezone from /usr/share/zoneinfo/ over top of /etc/localtime. 

For me it is EST5EDT and I usually link it (ln -s /usr/share/zoneinfo/EST5EDT /etc/localtime) but that might not be the recommended way. 


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